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The Only 42-inch Plastic Barricade Rated for High Speed Zones

Our 42-inch Jersey Shape LCD can be used in a variety of applications in and around traffic and construction zones. Most importantly, it’s the only 42-inch jersey barricade on the market that is rated as a TL-3 Barricade suitable for high speed construction zones. This unique Longitudinal Channelizing Device is federally tested and approved for …

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Motorist Drives Through Freshly Poured Concrete

As discussed in our previous blog posts, motorists are frequently driving into work zones by driving between the gaps in drums, delineators, and cones. As documented in a recent article in the Evansville Courier & Press from Kentucky, a motorist drove around traffic barricades and barrels and through wet concrete. The damage to this new …

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LCD’s Provide Clear Guidance

As documented in the following link, this work zone did not provide clear delineation for the motorist. In this case, an LCD would have provided clear lanes to the motorists traveling through the work zone, and could have prevented this work zone accident. Minor injuries reported in work zone crash in Mount Carmel township LCD’s …

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OSHA compliance directive, CPL 02-01-154

In October 2012, OSHA issued a new compliance directive, CPL_02-01-052, which is now the basis for COSHO (Compliance Safety and Health Officer) inspections of work sites requiring temporary traffic control to protect workers. Portions of this directive tell COSHOs how to protect themselves and how to approach the inspection site. The directive also establishes the …

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Improved Traffic Control Devices: Best Way to Reduce Highway Work Zone Crashes

Highway work zones create an inevitable disruption in regular traffic flows that result in traffic safety problems, and work zone safety remains unsatisfactory nationwide. In 2004, 1,068 people were killed in work zones, adding about 49,620 more work zone related injuries (FHWA 2006). The direct cost of highway work zone crashes, estimated based on the crash data from …

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2013 National Work Zone Week

AGC annually participates in National Work Zone Awareness Week, which is used as an opportunity to get media coverage and raise public awareness about the dangers for highway construction workers and motorists when road improvements are under way. This year’s National Work Zone Awareness Week (NWZAW) will take place April 15-19, 2013, with the theme …

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Why use Longitudinal Channelizing Devices?

The current mindset of the safety community is geared toward using “positive protection” to protect maintenance workers in roadway work zones.  As a result, concrete barriers have become the temporary traffic control device most commonly used in highway work zones. According to Roadside Design Guide, published by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation …

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What are the Costs?

What are the costs of a safe construction zone? In the picture below, the contractor has chosen to use drums. If there are 30 drums in a 100 ft construction zone the average cost for 30 drums of the tire collar type is approximately $75 each. A total of $2250 for 100 ft. We can …

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